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DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture is a self-governing institution independent of party politics, and it is the largest centre of its kind in the world.

DIGNITY is organized in three broad themes: Rehabilitation, Detention and Urban Violence. In all three areas, we undertake interventions and we do research. DIGNITY works in Denmark as well as the Global South. Additional information regarding DIGNITY’s activities can be obtained here at our website.

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Do you want to work in a unique international human rights organization where you contribute to the work against torture? And are you an experienced medical doctor?

Then DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture can offer a position in the International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB). The position is temporary (expiring by the end of January 2024), with a possibility of extension, depending on funding.

The International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB) is a coalition of independent non-government organisations that have joined forces to collect, consolidate, verify, and preserve evidence of gross human rights violations constituting crimes under international law allegedly committed by Belarusian authorities and others in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, with a view to supporting accountability bodies. The IAPB is composed of a Steering Committee and Advisory Council and supported by a Secretariat. The Steering Committee, responsible for leading the Platform’s work, is composed of DIGNITY – Danish Institute against Torture (lead), Human Rights Center Viasna (co-lead), International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus (co-lead) and REDRESS (co-lead). For more information, see www.iapbelarus.org.

The Platform includes individual employees working from our headquarters in Denmark, where you will also be located, as well as several consultants with different professional backgrounds working from other countries. The work in the Platform is therefore primarily based on virtual contact, and English is the primary working language.

 

The position

Your primary tasks as a medical officer in the IAPB will be:

  • Develop and plan training in medicolegal documentation for health care professionals
  • Develop and plan supervision of medicolegal reports for health care professionals
  • In collaboration with international experts, train and supervise health care professionals in medicolegal documentation in alignment with the principles of the Istanbul Protocol
  • Investigate and analyse medical evidence (medicolegal reports), in collaboration with the IAPB investigation and analysis team
  • Assist with the provision of medical expertise in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a referral pathways for mental health and psychosocial support for witness

 

Application with CV and diploma is sent via the link and must be received by DIGNITY no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Note! As it is only possible to upload 2 files in the system, the diploma must be collected in the same document as either the CV or the application.

Please indicate which of the positions you are applying for. If you are applying for both positions, we must ask you to indicate a priority.

 

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DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture is in the process of implementing a 10-state project on ‘Global UN campaign against prison overcrowding’. In parallel, we have recently embarked on implementing our strategy on Africa 2022-25, which includes increasing our civil society engagement in Africa and building up relations with and advocacy vis-à-vis the African human rights system.

The objectives of this Consultancy are three-fold:

  • To lead DIGNITY’s 10-state project on ‘Global UN campaign against prison overcrowding.
  • To contribute to implementing the strategy on Africa 2022-25, including the development of projects on prevention, documentation and advocacy on torture and GBV in selected countries in Africa.
  • To lead the building up of DIGNITY’s relations to and advocacy vis-à-vis the African Commission.]


The consultancy will amount to a total of 240 days in the period from 1 January to 31 December 2023.

Further information regarding the Consultancy can be obtained by contacting our Legal Director, Therese Rytter, on tel. +45 60 10 88 10, or by mail: tr@dignity.dk. 

Application with CV, diploma and references should be sent to tr@dignity.dk and must be received by DIGNITY no later than 2 December 2022.

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Terms of Reference for consultancy: Effective approaches working with authorities to prevent Gender-Based Violence.

The final report will serve as an internal reference document guiding DIGNITY’s programming and efforts to combat gender-based violence in Liberia.

The expression of interest must include specific roles and responsibilities and relevant experiences of the team members. Interested individuals should submit an expression of interest to Legal Advisor Grant Shubin GRSH@dignity.dk and Project Manager Kari Øygard kla@dignity.dk , by November 25th.

DIGNITY will notify applicants on the status of their applications no later than December 1st.

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Would you like to work in a unique international human rights, health and development organization? And are you a talented and passionate lawyer with experience in investigations and international criminal justice, including documentation of international crimes and human rights violations for accountability purposes?

Then DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture can offer you a position as Legal Advisor, playing a key role in the field of investigation and documentation of torture and other international crimes for accountability purposes.

The position

The Legal Advisor plays a leading role in conceptualising, developing and implementing DIGNITY’s international strategies, projects and methodologies in the fields of international justice and accountability, specifically with respect to investigation, documentation and analysis of international crimes and human rights violations, including torture and inhuman treatment and sexual and gender-based crimes.

Core responsibilities will include: building capacity and advising DIGNITY and its civil society partners in investigating and documenting international crimes, including collecting, recording, preserving and storing relevant information; assessing the quality and sufficiency of the evidentiary materials collected through DIGNITY and partners’ accountability projects; and assisting in drafting submissions to national, regional and international courts and other relevant mandates on international crimes.

This is a newly established and permanent position. DIGNITY is currently implementing international accountability projects in Belarus and Ukraine, which will comprise the main areas of focus for the position-holder in the near-term, with other geographies and locales covered in the long-term.

The Legal Advisor refers to our Legal Director.

Further information

Further information regarding the positions can be obtained by contacting our Legal Director, Therese Rytter, on tel. +45 60 10 88 10, or by mail: tr@dignity.dk. 

Application with CV, diploma and references should be sent via the link and must be received by DIGNITY no later than 30 November 2022. Please note that since it is only possible to upload 2 files in the system, the diploma must be collected in the same document as either the CV or the application.

We expect to hold interviews on December 7, 2022 The interviews will be held online (Teams) in English for applicants abroad. For applicants in Denmark the interviews will be held at Bryggervangen. We currently also expect to hold a second interview round comprising a small task to be prepared prior to the interview. This final date is not yet planned.

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About the International Accountability Platform for Belarus:

The IAPB is a coalition of independent non-government organisations that have joined forces to collect, consolidate, verify, and preserve evidence of gross human rights violations constituting crimes under international law allegedly committed by Belarusian authorities and others in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, with a view to supporting accountability bodies.

The IAPB is composed of a Steering Committee and Advisory Council and supported by a Secretariat. The Steering Committee, responsible for leading the Platform’s work, is composed of DIGNITY – Danish Institute against Torture (lead), Human Rights Center Viasna (co-lead), International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus (co-lead) and REDRESS (co-lead).

For more information, see www.iapbelarus.org.

Duty station: Home-based

Consultancy duration: As soon as practicable, for a period of 3 months with possible renewal

Reports to: IAPB Senior Legal Advisor

Deadline: Open until filled

Please submit applications, including a cover letter and CV, via the link. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Kate Vigneswaran, Head of the IAPB, at kavi@dignity.dk.

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